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  1. Re: Which to buy: Dadant or Kelley Bee Frames and Small Cell Foundation

    Thanks neighbor! If Dadant makes SC foundation for a lot of the supply stores, then I'm glad I decided to go with Dadant. Hopefully, they keep the best to sell to their customers. :D
  2. Re: Which to buy: Dadant or Kelley Bee Frames and Small Cell Foundation

    Thanks everyone. Great info!! For what it's worth, I'm going with Dadant and their grooved bottom rail frames (to minimize hiding places for the SHBs). Not too worried about shipping costs as I will...
  3. Re: Which to buy: Dadant or Kelley Bee Frames and Small Cell Foundation

    Thanks for all your thoughts! GaryG, you make a good point regarding cold weather and foundation. I was planning on driving to Dadant's Florida store to pick them up, so cold weather shouldn't be an...
  4. Which to buy: Dadant or Kelley Bee Frames and Small Cell Foundation

    I'm getting ready to buy 100 deep frames (unassembled), 100 sheets of deep frame small cell foundation and 50 sheets of medium frame small cell foundation. I've been doing some research and even...
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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    Squarepeg, thanks again for your thoughts and I'll definitely have to check out Walt Wright's book!! As far as foraging down here goes, the goldenrod is just winding down now but the asters are still...
  6. Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    This is a great thread!!!
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    Re: Slatted Racks.......

    I've also noticed a lot less bearding than before I started using them. However I simply order Rossman's cypress slatted racks and pick them up when a bee symposium comes to town to avoid shipping...
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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    squarepeg, why are you putting an empty medium of comb under the single deep brood box?
  9. Re: Anyone own a Dadant M00505 Deluxe Solar Wax Melter

    I like it. It's a nice, easy to make design. However, my plan is to grow to about 15-20 hives and I need a somewhat larger unit. This year I pulled and subsequently sold over 700 lbs of honey at...
  10. Anyone own a Dadant M00505 Deluxe Solar Wax Melter

    I've been researching the various economy style solar wax melters available from the various bee supply stores and this Dadant deluxe model has really caught my eye. It's a few more dollars than the...
  11. Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have bought cypress woodenware and bottling products from them and have nothing but high praises for them. I have never had a bad experience with them and the products that I don't drive down to...
  12. Re: Would Bee Source be open to a forum for states?

    Well said Daniel. However, if I might add if it is not too much to ask, may I put my 2-cents in for a Deep South forum as well since our overall climate down here is somewhat different than that of...
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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    It took another week, but the GR is finally blooming down here near Montgomery as well. Now I don't want to jinx anything, but it sure looks like with all the GR and asters popping up around here...
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    Re: finally, fall flow!

    Down here near Montgomery the goldenrod is just getting ready to bust out. All we need is a good rain to get them blooming. As far as production goes, the honey flow has been pretty good for us this...
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    Re: Goldenrod in West Georgia

    Here near Montgomery AL, the tall variety is still green. We usually pull any extra honey from the hives just before it blooms in September and let the ladies have all they can pull from the GR and...
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    Re: The best beehive Cover

    I use a ventilated top on all my hives like Michael Bush references and it works great. It acts as a feeder, ventilator and observation deck just in case I want to take a quick glance at the ladies...
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    Re: Hello from Northern California!

    Welcome! You've come to the right place if you're looking for insights on taking care of bees. I used to live in Santa Rosa around Mayette Village back in the 60's. I bet it's change a bit.
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    Re: vented bee suit

    Last year I got stung on a hot day 75 times because my suit was soaking with sweat and the bees continued to nail me on my back. That day I ordered my Ultra Breeze and since then I haven't been stung...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    Great idea! I'll definitely have to try that. :thumbsup:
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    Re: vented bee suit

    I love my Ultra Breeze. It's a little expensive at $265, but well worth it if you are looking for a top-of-the-line quality bee suit.
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    Re: Lowes paid me to paint my new nuc's!

    If you're ever in a Sherman Williams paint store, you may want to ask them about any miss tinted paint. They sell theirs for $3 a gallon. However, they usually don't offer a rebate, so it sounds like...
  22. Re: Extracting--- using heat gun to uncap??!!

    Wayne, I found the thread. Thanks for pointing me in the correct direction. Good stuff!
  23. Re: Using a blow dryer to uncap frames - pros and cons

    Thanks Wayne. I'll search on "heat gun". I tried searching on a variety of combinations, but heat gun was not one of them.
  24. Using a blow dryer to uncap frames - pros and cons

    Some of you have seen the videos where folks use a heated blow dryer of some sort to melt the wax on capped honey. Personally, I'm fond of the "Easy Peasy" video, mostly because the commentator used...
  25. Re: Screened Bottoms Boards...from a first timer

    In addition to the IPM benefits of a SBB noted in a variety of articles, I switched to a "sealed" SBB to keep my bottom board relatively clean and free of critters as a solid bottom can build up some...
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